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  • Road Safety Remuneration Amendment (Protecting Owner Drivers) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Employment 
    Summary
    Suspends the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016, and any subsequent orders that may be made by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, until 1 January 2017; and enables the minister to make rules dealing with transitional and other matters. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    18 Apr 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Prime Minister 
    Summary
    Amends 15 Acts to correct technical errors. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, the bill amends the
    Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991
    to enable the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to: assist the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility; assist, on agreement, the states and territories; and charge fees to the facility and the states and territories for the services it provides in performing its functions for them. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    17 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Portfolio
    Industry, Innovation and Science 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016, the bill establishes the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and a Board of the Facility to make investment decisions for the facility; and provides up to $5 billion in concessional finance over five years to provide financial assistance to state and territory governments to develop economic infrastructure in the Northern Territory and northern parts of Western Australia and Queensland. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Financial System Legislation Amendment (Resilience and Collateral Protection) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
    to enable financial institutions to comply with internationally-agreed margining requirements when dealing in over-the-counter derivatives; and provide legal certainty about the operation of Australian law in relation to termination rights under certain financial market transactions and approved Real Time Gross Settlement systems, approved netting arrangements and netting markets in all market conditions. Also makes consequential amendments to five Acts. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Incentives for Innovation) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    16 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Before House of Representatives 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    ,
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to: create an early stage investor regime that provides tax incentives for qualifying investors through a non-refundable tax offset and capital gains tax exemption on innovation related investments; require early stage innovation companies to report on specific innovation related investments; and provide a mechanism for Innovation Australia to provide guidance about whether particular investment activities are ineligible activities;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    to: provide non-refundable carry-forward tax offsets for limited partners in early stage venture capital limited partnerships (ESVCLP); provide for a capital gains tax exemption for fixed and unit trust beneficiaries of partners in ESVCLPs; and exclude small entities from eligible venture capital investment auditor requirements;
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to increase the maximum fund size for ESVCLPs to $200 million;
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
    and
    Venture Capital Act 2002
    to: remove the requirement that an ESVCLP divest an investment in an entity once the value of the entity’s assets exceeds $250 million; provide that an entity can invest in another entity and remain an eligible venture capital investment; and enable foreign venture capital funds of funds to hold more than 30 per cent of the committee capital of an ESVCLP and extend their access to capital gains tax and other income tax concessions in relation to eligible venture capital investments; and
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
    and
    Taxation Administration Act 1953
    to enable a managed investment trust to disregard its investment in, and through, an ESVCLP or venture capital limited partnership when determining if it is a trading trust. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    15 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fair Work Act 2009
    to: clarify the application of the Act to migrants; require Fair Work Information Statements to contain certain information; provide additional protection from adverse action in certain circumstances; introduce a ‘reasonable person’ test in determining whether an employer has engaged in sham contracting; enable the court to make orders requiring directors of phoenix companies to pay amounts owed by failed companies and orders disqualifying certain persons from managing corporations; increase maximum penalties for certain breaches of the Act; and introduce new offences for serious contraventions of the Act that involve the use of coercion or threats; and the
    Corporations Act 2001
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    03 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Social Security Act 1991
    to establish a health care card to provide people diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 with access to medication and peripheral devices; and the
    Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
    to enable the Parliament to appropriate funds to support these payments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
    to: reduce the disclosure threshold to $1000; require certain persons making gifts at or above the threshold to furnish a return within eight weeks after polling day; ensure that for the purposes of the disclosure threshold and the disclosure of gifts, related political parties are treated as one entity; prohibit the receipt of a gift of foreign property and all anonymous gifts by registered political parties, candidates and members of a Senate group; extend existing recovery powers; and introduce new offences and penalties and increase penalties for existing offences. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016

    Track (What's this?)

    Date
    02 Mar 2016 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Before Senate 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Migration Act 1958
    to provide that the minister must determine that a detained minor is to reside at a specified place within the community rather than being held in a detention facility; and ensure that the minister can only designate a country as a regional processing country if the minister is satisfied that the country complies with relevant international laws, meets relevant human rights standards, is a safe and appropriate place for minors to reside and will release any detained person subsequently identified as a minor from detention. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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